After many rumors, Lee Min Ho has officially been confirmed to be part of Apple‘s new series Pachinko.
Pachinko is an adaptation the Min Jin Lee novel of the same name which chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. The story begins with a forbidden love and moves into a saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America to tell the story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning.
The series will begin production October 26 and will be told in Korean, Japanese, and English.
Lee will play Hansu, a merchant who has built up wealth and power through organized crime will get involved in an illicit romance with consequences. Lee broke onto the scene with the drama Boys Over Flowers and has starred in The Heirs, Bounty Hunters, and more recently The King: Eternal Monarch. He is repped by Artist International Group, MYM Entertainment, and attorney John Maatta.
Also joining the cast is Jin Ha as Solomon. His character is an ambitious, charming young man who will be forced to reckon with his family’s past. Ha was part of the Chicago production of Hamilton and recently appeared in Devs. He is repped by ICM and Suskin Management.
Anna Sawai, who will appear in Fast & Furious 9, is also in the cast as Naomi. Her character is a savvy career woman in the male-dominated world of high finance. She is repped by WME, Zero Gravity Management, United Agents, and Felker Toczek.
Minha Kim is set to play Sunja, a heroic young woman on the cusp who forges her own path in a hardened country that is not her own. She is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and Brecheen, Feldman, Breimer, Silver & Thompson.
Soji Arai, who appeared in Cobra Kai and Legacies, will star as Mosazu, a dedicated father and successful businessman, concerned for his son’s future. He is repped by SMS Talent and Energy Talent.
Rounding out the cast is Kaho Minami. She will play Etsuko, a vibrant, independent woman who longs to be reunited with her estranged daughter. She is repped by Sheer Talent Management LLC.
The series is written and executive produced by Soo Hugh, who will also serve as showrunner. Kogonada and Justin Chon are on board to direct, with Kogonada directing the first four episodes and will also executive produce the series. Chon will also direct four episodes and executive produce those episodes.
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